AHH!!! The Sands in Khao Lak. We travelled here for my daughters 40th birthday with her husband and three teenage children. They booked 2 poolside rooms and we initially had a sea view mini suite (should be renamed, on 2nd floor and can only see the sea if you stretch). Otherwise the room was beautifully set up and clean. We decided to upgrade to a poolside room as well; great decision, if you like to swim or just relax in/around the pool this is for you.
Congratulations to the designer I cannot imagine a better design for a poolside room.
The beach is close but not special, pleasantly warm and the kids enjoyed it. We adults enjoyed it mainly because we could walk along the beach to some pretty special restaurants for drinks and snacks. In particular Yellow Bar, great spring rolls, drinks and service.
We all had breakfast included in our package and found the variety and service to be fantastic, those who complain about the variety simply have unrealistic expectations or just didn't look properly. We found breakfast time just a good time to plan/discuss what we were doing for the day.
All in all this has been one of the most relaxing holidays we have had.
Kevin and Diane from Australia